Why California Is Ungovernable

Six key factors that have made California impossible to govern: • Proposition 13: The fiscal effect of Proposition 13, the property tax limit measure passed in 1978, is only part of the damage the initiative did to California. After Proposition … Continued


GOP’s Road to 51: Illinois

This is the third in a series of articles looking at the races most likely to determine whether Republicans capture or Democrats hold the majority in the U.S. Senate after Election Day. Is it better to be the candidate who approved … Continued


Senate Shake-Up: WA, IL, NV & WV

Washington:  The FoxNews poll, using Rasmussen Reports PULSE technology, shows Republican Dino Rossi up a point on Patty Murray. Four straight samples have shown Rossi in the lead. However, an Elway Poll released this morning shows Patty Murray up by … Continued





2010 Elections Will Be Decided By Turnout

Republicans and their allies are vastly outspending Democrats on the air these days, but a less noticed contest could help level the midterm playing field: the ground game. Despite signs of disengagement among Democratic voters and donors, Democrats have invested … Continued


Redistricting Battles Spur Wave Of Cash

Republicans and Democrats, hoping to pick up seats in Congress through redistricting, are pouring money and political muscle into statehouse races in about 16 states. State legislatures will next year redraw congressional districts based on the 2010 census. Cutting out … Continued



West Virginia Senate Ad War In Overdrive

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, the Democrat in the race to fill the seat held by the late Sen. Robert Byrd, escalated the ad war with Republican opponent John Raese with two spots released this weekend. Raese came under fire last … Continued